Seems like new content for Back 4 Blood is coming to an end. Turtle Rock Studios is the company behind the Left 4 Dead-inspired zombie game Back 4 Blood. They said this week that they are giving up on the project. The company is moving on to what it refers to as its “next great thing”. But Turtle Rock isn’t quite ready to discuss what that might be just yet. According to the news post, there won’t be any more content updates for the game. But everyone who owns it will still be able to play it.
This era of our struggle against the Ridden now draws to a close. Turtle Rock wrote in a post on its website announcing the end of Back 4 Blood content. The post initially looked back at the achievements of the previous year. The developers explained that because they have a rather small staff for people who work on games this size, they have chosen to focus exclusively on the upcoming title.
— Turtle Rock Studios (@TurtleRock) February 2, 2023
They don’t have enough staff to continue Back 4 Blood content
They said in the post, “Turtle Rock Studios is actually pretty small for a studio making AAA games. We don’t have quite enough folks to continue working on Back 4 Blood content while we spin up another game – yes, another game! Given this, it’s time for us to put our heads down, get back in the lab, and get to work on the next big thing.”. Turtle Rock told gamers that the game “would continue to operate” despite the lack of fresh content and that the developers would still be present on social media to engage with fans.
Back 4 Blood was originally made available in October 2021, so the content support continued for just over 15 months. That is a short period of time in comparison to the duration of support for some other games. So, it wouldn’t be accurate to argue that Turtle Rock skimped on material either. The developer released three additional expansions. These were Tunnels of Terror, Children of the Worm, and River of Blood, in addition to more standard updates. Over the past year or two, those have brought new characters, cards, and other stuff to the game; as a result, if you had the season pass, you received a lot of content over that time.
When referencing Back 4 Blood in its post, Turtle Rock capitalized “Back” when it said “we’ll be Back” and stated that “this phase” of the Ridden war was done. Although a Back 4 Blood sequel wasn’t specifically stated in the post, it’s not out of the question to assume that the developer will want to continue working in the same universe. Besides Back 4 Blood content coming to an end, we have more articles on our website.